XSO: Why Not?

The smell of cheesesteaks and the promise of the Philadelphia winter provided the perfect background as the ladies of XSO nestled in a Sprinter van that doubled as home for more than a month. They laughed, joked, and reflected on […]

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From “The Message” to “Chains”: Hip-Hop’s Role in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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Hip-hop music has a long history of shedding light on social inequalities. The early days

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The Perfect Kiss and Make-Up Jams

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We've all been there. We've screwed up really, really badly. We've hurt the one

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SoulTrain.com’s Top 5 Music Festivals in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean is one


Usher – My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone Cover)

Video By Singersroom.com For RCA’s forthcoming six-song tribute album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, Usher

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Recap: 2015 BET Honors

Viewers received an all-star access pass to watch their favorite African American luminaries and recognize their contributions and accomplishments in music, theater, education, and


SoulTrain.com’s Christmas Wish List: What We Want Under Our Tree

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and we’ve got our hearts set on some unique presents for underneath the tree. Sure, lots of people

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You Don’t Have to Be an Art Lover to Go to Art Basel 

[caption id="attachment_28231" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Rashaad Newsome (2)_Courtesy of SELECT[/caption] Celebrities flock here.  Art lovers clamor for pieces.  Struggling artists can go mainstream with a single showing. But

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Usher: The Godson of Soul

Charming, talented, suave, business savvy, and full of debonair are the words that come to mind when thinking about multi-platinum superstar, Usher Terry Raymond IV. 

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Usher – She Came to Give It to You Ft. Nicki Minaj

Video By Singersroom.com Watch Usher show off his infectious dance moves with a

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